What if the "apath" in the situation is just stuck in the "fawn" response of trying to "keep the peace" with an abusive person?
How can we tell if someone is a pathological narcissist, or they just have "FLEAS" of narcissism?
Well, we can't really... They have to figure that out for themselves, but we can provide them with some information to possibly discover that, and perhaps they MIGHT decide to start setting healthier boundaries for themselves, BUT AGAIN, it is NOT our JOB to teach them how to EMPATHIZE with us.
Have you ever witnessed a friend or someone you love go from a vibrant, happy person to a frustrated, reactive, and depressed person, while they are in a relationship with a narcissist (or an abuser who mimics the traits)? Well, that's because narcissistic ABUSERS POISON people with their toxicity. ☠
And they actually PRIDE themselves on being able to break down wonderful, vibrant, happy people! 😠
It's a challenge for them to poison empathic people with their toxic attitude, and they enjoy watching their targets slowly lose their minds!
I read something awhile back that warned that we BECOME like the TOP 5 people we spend time with, and it REALLY made me reevaluate who I allow to have a place in my life.
If you spend a lot of time with a malignant narcissist, you might pick up what are called "FLEAS" of narcissism too.... This is why it is SO IMPORTANT to set and enforce healthy boundaries with ANYONE who even MIMICS the TRAITS of a malignant narcissist!
To read more about fleas of narcissism, click on the article below, and share it to help us change the world! 💜🌎💜 It's TIME for a FLEA TREATMENT!!! 😉
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XOXO ❤ Helen